How Big Pharma is Killing Cancer Patients

Abby Martin highlights a new report from the World Health Organization that predicts global cancer rates to rise by 57% over the next 20 years, and calls attention to the battle over generic cancer medicine and the threat posed by pharmaceutical companies who put profits before human need.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    having been in the cancer industry
    working the radiation treament market
    I learned very quickly that it was mostly voodoo
    often doing more harm than good
    but patients can’t obtain a meta perspective
    and most think modern medicine is the only & best option
    and no one treats the “cause” they only treat the effects

    • Rhoid Rager

      If you look at who voted you up, my spidey sense tells me there’s an ironic character in that bunch.

      • BuzzCoastin

        that was my mom

    • Jin The Ninja

      to be fair to the docs, the cause is petrochemicals, technological radiation and industrial pollutants. hard to cure a person of ‘civilisation…’

      • American Cannibal

        birth is a death sentence.

        • Rhoid Rager

          One could even say that dying is a birth sentence for something else.

          • Liam_McGonagle

            Some day you’ll die and something will steal your carbon.

      • BuzzCoastin

        having known a lot of them
        I don’t think I blame them for the paltry cure rates
        I blame them for perpetrating a hoax
        butt I don’t hate them
        one of my old cancer coc clients
        is coming for a visit next week
        however
        in all fairness
        he never asked me what I thlught about his practice

      • BuzzCoastin

        non sequitur goes here

    • Lookinfor Buford

      Watching my 34 year old buddy and coworker die over the course of 2 years of all kinds of ‘treatment’ makes it highly unlikely that I could ever accept same. So hard to be a simultaneous supporter and doubter.
      I dunno.. I also know survivors.. But watching this ‘industry’ grow.. it just doesn’t seem logical.

      • BuzzCoastin

        most people don’t know that
        wee all have cancer all the time
        but 99.005% of us have functioning immune systems
        that eliminate the cancerous cells 99.005% of the time
        the 0.005% of us who don’t
        are tortured to death by the treament of symptoms

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Nonsense. Pharma isn’t “killing” anyone.

    If people don’t have the $ to play the game, then their parents should have thought about that before having kids.

    None of this “Stop evolution, I want off!” sh*t. No changing rules midstream.

    • salviad

      > “No changing rules midstream.”

      But wait… bailouts! … and QE! … and…

      • Liam_McGonagle

        Yeah, but they’re in charge. Society’s natural leaders. It is their JOB to re-interpret rules in novel, “unexpected” cases.

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